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Hemas wins Gold at first-ever Corporate Health and Productivity Awards


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From left: COYLE Chairman Dinuk Hettiarachchi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha De Silva, Group Corporate Wellness Manager Shanelle De Almeida, Group Corporate Wellness Executive Imasha Weligamage and JETRO Colombo Resident Representative Masatomo Itonaga 

Hemas Wellness won the Gold award in the Extra Large Company Category at the recently-held Corporate Health and Productivity Awards organised by the Japanese External Trade Organization and the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs. Held for the first time in Sri Lanka, the awards saw the participation of 80 companies around the nation  

The award recognises corporates for their initiative in prioritising employee wellbeing in an impactful way by evaluating the activities and investment carried out by the company. The evaluation is done in line with measurements finalized by experts in health and productivity in Japan and Sri Lanka. 

“It’s been a fulfilling journey working to develop the Hemas collective conscience and understanding of health and wellbeing. The adoption of healthier lifestyles has been very encouraging, and we hope our efforts would have a positive effect in all whose lives we touch,” said Hemas Holdings PLC Group Director Murtaza Esufally.

“We are happy that we have been given an opportunity to send out the message about the essential role employee wellbeing plays when it comes to health and productivity,” added 

Hemas Holdings PLC Manager – Group Corporate Wellness Shanelle De Almeida.


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